Despite dark clouds threatening to rain on the staff A Re Sebetseng’s parade, scores of City officials mainly from Region B and entities gave the Westbury Oval precinct a makeover on Wednesday, 24 April 2019.
Leading from the front, the MMC for Community Development, Cllr Nonhlanhla Sifumba, urged City employees to embrace the monthly clean-up campaign, while encouraging Pikitup to educate people about illegal dumping.
"We have a shortage of landfill space in the City, that’s why we need to re-use, recycle and reduce all the time. Our quest is to keep the City clean, together we can make Joburg work,” MMC Sifumba said before trying her hand at filling potholes under the guidance of the Joburg Roads Agency staff.
Ably assisted by Region B Director Mohau Ntheli, MMC Sifumba got down to the serious heavy work of cutting grass and picking up litter, while cracking jokes with officials from Pikitup, City Power, Environmental Health, CRUM and JMPD, among others.
“This beats sitting in meetings the whole day. I’m glad I came out to my old stomping ground, Westbury, and left it in a much cleaner state than I found it. A Re Sebetseng, guys,” said Community Development’s Karabo Semenya.
The next A Re Sebetseng cleanup happens on Freedom Day, Saturday, 27 April. Get your boots and overalls ready.